If you wonder what it will be like to visit a Dark Sky Sanctuary then this is the page for you. It provides stargazing news - updates of what is going on in the sky and on the ground on Aotea. You will also find information that may be of interest to stargazers in general. If there is something you would like to know more about and that you would like covered here, please send us an email.
Good Heavens Newsletter
Also consider subscribing to our quarterly newsletter. Subscribe via the subscription form at the bottom of this page. In our newsletter we will cover a brief outline of what is currently visible in the sky, some of the activities that are happening on Great Barrier Island, and things that we are working on as Good Heavens...
Travel Info and Media Coverage
If you are specifically looking for travel info, please check out this page. Our media page provides an overview of the media coverage we have received to date, and any recent media releases. And if you are ready to book your stargazing experience with the Good Heavens team, please hop over to the booking page.
Guaranteed magnificient skies Aotea Great Barrier Island is a Dark Sky Sanctuary. This means it has spectacular skies for stargazing. If you are coming to the island, why not indulge in a guided stargazing experience? If you’d like a stargazing … Read More
To cater for all wishes, Good Heavens offer a choice of three different experiences on Aotea Great Barrier Island. This island is a Dark Sky Sanctuary. This means spectacular skies for stargazing. If you are coming to the island, why … Read More
Lovers of darkness Looking at the dark silhouettes of the stargazers huddled in their moon chairs around me, I had a little giggle to myself. “These are dark tourists”. It’s a term coined for people that visit places where morbid … Read More
Gift the stars! Give a gift that provides joy, has long term benefits, and a minimal carbon footprint. A gift that can be used any time in the next two years, provided there is a trip to Aotea Great Barrier … Read More
Moon rise Did you know that for the two nights after the full moon, you can observe the moon, when it rises out of the sea over the east coast beaches of Great Barrier Island? Quite a sight, when this … Read More
Quiet time Would you have believed it a year ago? Real life science fiction – closed borders, cancelled international flights, and nationwide lockdowns. For the Good Heavens team the virus has meant quiet time after an amazing and … Read More
Did you know that it takes about 10 minutes to gain your night vision? And that it reaches ‘top performance’ after 30 minutes in the dark? Many people do not spend that long in the dark but on Great Barrier … Read More